I played Ultima Online and EverQuest - Shadowbane reminds me more of Ultima Online (when Ultima used to be a free-for-all). I think the review really overlooks the fact that once past level 20 - anything goes! There is no "pk-switch" - everyone who plays will be at risk to be killed or stolen from. I like this, it adds a element of fear/excitement when travelling outside a city center. Graphics & sound aren't that impressive I think the fun-tilt of the game is that its not just a kill-monsters-get-gold drivel - you are basically playing a survival of the fittest RPG and have to be creative in advancing.
I stopped playing SB about the time the Wrath Server started to die. Before that I played for over a year and a half, so obviously I found the game enjoyable. However, I was lucky and managed to get in with good guild... Read Full Review
I have to admit I only just started playing this when they made it free. And now that they're shutting down Wolfpack Studios I'm worried they're going to terminate it. In my short game lifetime, I have came to love playi... Read Full Review